Mastectomy

THE BOUTIQUE AT PONGRATZ

Whether you are facing a mastectomy or you are a long time survivor a woman deserves a place where she can shop with dignity for healthcare products that make her feel better, look better and live better—a place where she can ask sensitive questions and receive warm answers with professionalism and compassion. A place where she will feel understood and respected. At Pongratz we offer just that environment.

Set an appointment with Nichole Guise, our certified trained fitter to receive the personalized care to help you find the products you need and ensure the proper fitting.

FITTER’S MEMO

Ladies, with the summer months ahead of us we have some new exciting products to offer you.

From Amoena we have a swim form that is perfect for lounging by the sea or a refreshing swim in your backyard pool. We can also help you find that perfect swimsuit for the long Arizona summer days or that vacation cruise.

Truelife has a new form offering a natural look and feel. The Impression is extremely lightweight. This form does not restrict your active lifestyle and breaths to keep you cooler. The Impressions form fits intimately and securely in the bra. Works well for asymmetrical or bilateral fit. It comes with a beautiful carrying case for convenient storage and fashionable travel.

I am very excited about the Amoena Purefit post surgery form. This new offering from Amoena is a wonderful way to bridge the gap during tissue expansion. Light and comfortable for those transition days.

BENEFITS

Volume is easily adjustable with fiberfill pocket on the back of the breast form so it can be expanded or reduced in size to match a woman’s existing breast.
Softest silicone insert for the look and feel of natural breast tissue; quickly warms to skin temperature and fills the cup of a bra perfectly.
Removable textile cover is fully washable; fiberfill is breathable and kind to skin.
Ultra lightweight for optimum all-day comfort; impact-resistant silicone protects delicate breast tissue.
The clear silicone enhancer can be used to add volume to a woman’s natural breast during the over-expansion phase for an always-even outline.

If you have any questions about any of the items you have seen on this site please feel free to give me a call at 602-222-3032 or email me at nichole@pongratzop.com.

Today I will finish with a healthy and light recipe from the American Cancer Society’s Cookbook – Celebrate! I hope you enjoy.

Curried Chicken Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 small onion, sliced thinly
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 15-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained well
  • 4 scallions, chopped finely
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened, flaked coconut, divided
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 24 whole-wheat crackers

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°F. Scatter onion slices on the bottom of a medium baking dish. Place chicken in baking dish and sprinkle with curry and garlic salt. Pour orange juice around chicken. Bake for 15 minutes or until cooked through. Cool, then cut into bite-sized pieces. In a medium bowl, mix chicken, oranges, scallions, raisins, and 1 tablespoon of coconut. Stir in mayonnaise. Transfer to serving bowl and top with remaining coconut. Serve with whole-wheat crackers.

Serves 8. Approximate per serving: 300 calories; 7 grams of fat.

A mandarin orange is a category of tangerine. It has a light orange color, with a mild, sweet flavor and few seeds. Citrus fruits like mandarin oranges contain vitamin C, an antioxidant, which stops free radicals from damaging cells. Vitamin C is thought by some to enhance the immune system by stimulating the activities of white blood cells and anticancer agents.